[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Aleppo 12-10-1963 by Ord. No. 30. Amendments noted where applicable.]
From and after the passage of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons or corporation to operate or conduct a business within the Township as a junk dealer or to use or allow to be used his, her or its property as a junkyard, salvage yard, or other place used and maintained for the collection, storage, and disposal of used and secondhand goods and materials without first obtaining a license to operate such business within the Township from the Township Secretary.
The Secretary of the Township is hereby designated and authorized to issue a license to any person or persons or corporation upon the payment by the applicant of the sum of $200 to the Township annually; provided, however, said applicant qualifies under all of the terms and conditions of this chapter.
The Secretary of the Township is further designated and authorized to renew said license annually upon the payment of a like sum of $200 by the applicant, provided that said applicant at that time can qualify under the terms and conditions of this chapter and has not previously had his license revoked for a violation of the terms and conditions of this chapter.
The Secretary of the Township shall not be authorized to issue any license unless the applicant for such license can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the property for which a license is sought as a junkyard has been properly fenced, and that no junk, scrap or other secondhand materials or metals shall be stored or placed within 75 feet of any public road in the Township and shall not be closer than 25 feet to any adjoining owner's property line; provided, further, that said property for which the license is sought shall be properly screened from all adjoining properties, and that said junkyard has been in continuous operation prior to October 1958.
The Secretary of the Township shall be authorized to revoke the license of any applicant licensed hereunder who has violated the terms or conditions of this chapter during his licensed period or any renewal thereof.
[Amended 6-11-1985 by Ord. No. 124]
Any person, persons, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $250, and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment of not more than 30 days. Each day's continuance of the violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Nothing contained herein shall in any way affect the right of the Township to prohibit the establishment of junkyards not already in existence as provided for in other ordinances of the Township.